It’s time to put the skis back in the closet and start thinking Spring! The last few weeks have been amazingly warm and windy here in Cape Hatteras- my 3.6 and 4.2m sails have been getting a workout! If that’s any indication of the Spring to come, we are going to have an awesome season!
We have a ton of new windsurf and stand up paddle board equipment coming to Wind-NC over the next few weeks! You can expect to see 2011 stuff from all of your favorite brands, like RRD, Tabou, Starboard, Gaastra, Naish, Sailworks, World Sails, Chinook, Dakine, Aeron, and some cool new surprises for you guys, too!
We’re now proud to be handling the gorgeous touring stand up paddle boards from Tahoe SUP. I’m also really excited to announce our latest fin product lines- We’ll be fully stocked with Makani Fins and KaKu Freestyle and Freestyle Wave weed fins, including lots of demos for you to try before you buy. And last but not least- we’ve been fans of GoPro waterproof cameras for years now, experimenting with all sorts of different angles and catching some amazing visuals. Well, we’re stoked to now be official dealers for the GoPro HERO HD waterproof cameras– the latest batch of cameras from these guys are amazing- they’re truly an incredible product! Come check ’em out and get one of your own!!
We’re also hosting a number of great events this Spring- including clinics, parties, races, and all sorts of stuff. Check out the details on our Events page!
As always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. It can’t hurt to make rental or lesson reservations in advance as we’re booking up quickly. And, if you have any specific boards or sails on your wish list, please call or email in advance to make sure that we have exactly what you’re looking for! Our contact details are here.
Thanks everyone, hope to see ya’ll soon in lovely, windy Cape Hatteras!!
New Footstraps ($15-$25 each)- Nothing freshens up the look of an older board like a new set of footstraps!
A new high wind sail ($400-$700)- Windsurfers hate spending some dough on a piece of equipment that only comes out a few times per season (the truly epic days), which makes this the PERFECT gift, because they’d never splurge on one themselves!!
A new SUP ($750-$1500)- Guaranteed family fun! Everyone will love seeing one of these under the tree!
Private Windsurfing Lessons ($40/hour)- Give the gift of knowledge! Nothing ignites the passion like learning a new trick, going faster, or nailing the elusive jibe!
Skateboards ($110-$200)- When the water’s frozen, or the wind is light, nothing beats a good skate sesh! Not to mention the infinite potential of skate sailing!
Feel free to call or email if you’d like some help with personal gift recommendations.
For guaranteed delivery by December 24th, please order before 11AM on Friday, December 17th. SUPs and Windsurfing boards must be ordered before Friday, December 10th to ensure timely delivery. All delivery is subject to item availability.
Head’s up- The store is brimming with new windsurfing gear for you to check out on your Fall trip! We’ve received a ton of stuff in the last few weeks, with more coming in almost every day! For example, we have:
Aeron V-Grip Aluminum Booms starting at $269
The 2011 Gaastra IQ 5.0! Best Wave Sail Ever!!
2009 and 2010 Gaastra Sails like the Manic HD, Poison, and Swift!
2010 Naish Sails!!! AND Naish SUPs on the way! All-Terrains, Sprints, Boxer SLs, and Glides, Manas, Nalus, and Hokuas!!
Sailworks Retros including a closeout 5.0 for you to break the Speed Record with!
More and More RRD Windsurfing and Standup Paddleboards! FSW 120s, 105s, a WaveTwin 99 for you to demo, the twin fin FireRide 155, and Wood Diamond 10’6″ and 11′ SUPs!
More and more Tabou windsurfing boards including Rockets and the best bump and jump board ever- the 3S 76!
World Sail Surges and Blasts, starting at just $409 Brand New!!
Chinook hardware by the truckload!
A full selection of NoLimitz masts!
What else?? Who knows! Swing by the shop and check it out!!
The Hatteras Fall Windsurfing Season is quickly approaching! I’m in the process of placing orders to re-stock the shop with windsurfing gear, and would love to know if you have any specific requests. It’s impossible for me to stock everything under the sun, so don’t leave it to chance if you really need to have that Pink 3.7 Gaastra Manic! Please let me know and I’ll have whatever you want ready and waiting for your Cape Hatteras Windsurfing Trip. Contact me by email or phone, whichever is more convenient for you. I’m happy to help you weed through the plethora of gear options, too, so give me a call if you need any help choosing the right product for your needs. Hefty discounts may apply to pre-ordered closeout gear!!
The following is a list of windsurfing brands that I’m a dealer for:
Hey hey- Head’s up- We’ve had lots of stuff showing up in the last few weeks, including some great new gear from Dakine (harnesses, rashguards, T-Shirts, rack pads and straps, SUP accessories, harness lines, mono-lines, backpacks, etc etc), some brand new SUPs from Boardworks in the 11′ and 12′ sizes, Severne Synergy Windsurfing Rigs, Gaastra Windsurfing Sails (including the 2011 IQ)… the list just goes on and on! Swing by the shop and check out some of the goodies!
If you’re on Hatteras Island and looking for skateboards, we’ve got ’em! Decks, Wheels, Trucks, Bearings, Bushings, Shortboard and Longboard Completes! We just received a giant shipment of Arbor Longboards, and man they are looking sick! Everything from the 26″ Pocket Rocket Bamboo Deck (Complete with 8″ Gullwing Mission trucks and Arbor 65mm 78a street wheels) to The 44″ Blunt (Complete with 10″ Gullwing Chargers and 70mm 78a wheels). The Arbors all have either a Bamboo or Hawaiian Koa top sheet on ’em- sustainably farmed, and carefully oriented to produce a one of a kind flex return. All wood by-product is reclaimed for re-use, and the ultra clear grip is composed of long lasting crushed recycled glass. So, not only do these sticks rip, but they’re very carefully put together to reduce strain on our environment. Ditch your car, save on gas, and Skate To Work or School!!!
If you’re more of a park rat, swing on by and check out the decks and completes from Element, Habitat, Girl, PlanB, Alien Workshop, Speed Demons, and Hoopla. Also, Wheels from Spitfire, Bearings from Bones, Lucky and HKD, and Trucks from Independent, Theeve, Royal, Thunder, and Randall.
Man, we have been rockin’ and rollin’ in the shop- Non-Stop wind and warm temps surely helps the cause! Anyway, we’ve had lots of new gear show up in the last few weeks, like Chinook’s brand new Pro-Alloy booms, starting at just $225. Everyone has been loving the Neil Pryde “High Hook” Flotation Vest, too- built specifically for use with windsurfing harnesses ($84.95).
We just received some new shop T-Shirts, as well. Check ’em out:
$20 per shirt, and we can ship a T-Shirt anywhere in the US FOR FREE!
Ken and I have been hard at work unpacking and putting footstraps on a giant shipment of Roberto Ricci Designs (RRD) Windsurfing and SUP Boards. I never get blisters from windsurfing, but hand screwing more than 150 footstrap screws will take it out of you! Anyway, the boards are looking absolutely beautiful, so swing by the shop and check ’em out!
Just a quick head’s up- the shop is getting full to the brim with goodies for y’all to check out on your next Hatteras vacation! I received a whole bunch of stuff from Sailworks, Chinook, MFC Fins, Gath Helmets, DVDs like Four Dimensions and Guy Cribb’s Intuition, etc etc…. We are ready to rock and roll! Give me a shout if you have anything specific you want to see- If I don’t have it in stock, I’ll do my best to get it so that you can check it out!
New to the shop this year are NoLimitz Skinny Masts! I received a whole bunch of ’em, just in time to test out the 400cm Original in my 4.7 yesterday afternoon. What a nice mast! The finish is very impressive, and it has a very responsive feel. It was most noticeable while pumping up onto a plane- The mast really had a nice, responsive flex! Good stuff, I’m stoked, and can’t wait to try out some of the other sizes in my different sails.
I have almost every make and model NoLimitz Mast available for purchase or demo, so swing by the shop and pick one up! They’re bombproof, and best of all, MADE IN THE USA!!
Aeron Booms have been available in Europe for quite some time, but have just recently been opened up to the US marketplace. Their aluminum booms are a great product at a very competitive price, starting at just $209. All of the booms that I have in stock (The MCT and the V-Grip) feature a monocoque front end, which means that the boom arm tubing is one continuous piece from one adjustment collar, all the way around, through the front end, and back to the other adjustment collar. This provides a very strong, stiff boom because there are fewer joints to flex and potentially fail.
Grip diameters on the MCT start at a teeny tiny 26mm for lightweights or people with small hands, but most average size people will be totally pleased with the already small 29mm booms. MCT sizes range from:
140-190cm, 26 or 29mm grip, $209
150-200cm, 26 or 29mm grip, $219
175-225cm, 29mm grip, $229
190-240cm, 29mm grip, $239
I also received one Aeron V-Grip in this shipment. They are tough to get! The V-Grip is totally new animal, and it looks pretty sweet! The boom arms have a pretty cool V shape to them that provides extra stiffness and a really nice feel in the hands. They’re a touch heavier than the standard construction, but the extra stiffness and cool feel probably makes up for the weight. The shape doesn’t really show up in pictures very well, but here’s a cool cross section view:
Give me a shout or email if you want me to put your name on any of these booms! I can ship straight to you, or hold one for pickup at the shop. My contact info is in the little blue box to the right.